JOB: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Location: Maroua, Cameroon
Company: Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Monitoring and Evaluation
Travel may be required: Yes
Type of contract:
Fixed Term employment
Purpuse of the ROLE
Working in 54 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively. Plan is committed to responding to children affected by emergencies in the countries of our operation.
Given the current humanitarian crisis in the Far-North Region of Cameroon Plan is engaged in contributing to the effective participation of young people in peacebuilding efforts. The project action is to support peace and security and strength stabilization efforts in the Lake Chad Basin by improving coordination of stabilization activities and therefore closing the gap between political intentions and realities on the ground.
DIMENSIONS OF ROLE:
Plan International Cameroon is an international non-governmental, community-based non-governmental, community-based development NGO based in Cameroon since 1996 that works to improve the well-being of children in collaboration with communities. Child sponsorship is the foundation of the organization.
Over the last decade, the countries around the Lake Chad have experienced unprecedented levels of crises, exacerbated by repeated incidences of violence by Boko Haram. More than 2.4 million people have been forcibly displaced; they now live as IDPs or as refugees, either in camps or in host communities across the region. There are immense challenges faced by governments: in delivering peace and stability, and in ensuring that the pace and benefits of growth keep up with the expansion of the most youthful population in the region, regarding this project (youth engage in stabilization effort in the Lac Chad Region), youth will be engaged in a mapping and monitoring exercise of basic services and causal peace factors, resulting in
a) user-friendly map-based platform and
b) youth will be empowered as active agents of change, promoting a peaceful co-existence at local level and beyond, claiming their rights as right-holders.
The action is firmly anchored in a rights-based approach with emphasis on building the capacity and knowledge base of right-holders, more specifically the youth, empowering them to claim their rights as well as to create awareness amongst duty bearers on the importance of valuing youth activism and participation in peace building and community development.
It targets disenfranchised youth groups and addresses the rights of the most vulnerable youth, including young women and girls, minorities and persons with disabilities.
Plan International Cameroon is launching the recruitment of a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to implement and monitor the activities of Monitoring and evaluation of a project in the field of Education and livelihood.
Under the supervision of the Project coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will:
Contribute to the design and implementation of a project monitoring and evaluation system in collaboration with the Project Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will develop planning and monitoring-evaluation tools, workbook and other related documents
Update the performance and impact indicators of the project based on the results of the baseline analysis and the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan and develop tools to assist in the decision-making of indicators;
Ensure that the performance and impact indicators on the implementation of activities are well understood recorded and by the field team;
Collect and centralize field information related to the implementation of project activities;
Assist in the preparation of the project’s quarterly / semi-annual / annual work plan in accordance with the procedures laid down;
Contribute to the development of a detailed action plan for the project;
Prepare a monthly record of project impact and performance indicators for the area for which it is responsible;
Strengthen the use of monitoring and evaluation tools by partners;
Assist the Project coordinator in producing the semi-annual technical report, assist in the drafting of the monthly project report and any other relevant report of these assignments;
Provide support for the definition of the means to be implemented for the monitoring and evaluation of the project;
Participate in facilitating the capitalization of lessons learned, good practices, significant changes and the sharing of experiences between the parties involved in the project;
Ensure that the project indicators are met and allow decisions to be taken on the progress and development of the project;
Contribute to the updating of indicators of results and impacts based on possible difficulties encountered on the ground;
Perform regular visit on the field assist project animator in recording field activity data;
Contribute to project reviews and evaluations;
Contribute to the preparation of the baseline, TORs and project evaluations;
Perform any other tasks assigned by the Project coordinator and PU’s Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator
In collaboration with the MEAL Unit and others emergencies response member, support the implementation of the feedback mechanism by capturing and reporting the viewpoint of children, young people, community members and others partners about Plan International’s work in order to improve it
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, statistics, economics or any other related field;
Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in planning, participatory monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;
Strong experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative investigations;
Have practical and relevant experience in responding to Emergencies;
Good editorial skills (current drafting skills);
Good oral communication skills (ability to present / support clearly and efficiently a file before a meeting …,);
Have a good knowedge and understanding of humanitarian principles and international standards for the protection of children
Other knowledge and skills: knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere standards, Core Humanitarian Standard, Red Cross Code of Conduct and NGOs,
Know how to use the computer tool and master current software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Good editorial skills;
Knowledge of the area of assignment would be an asset.
Support the evaluation of Plan child protection activities and draft recommendations for improved program design.
Position environment requirements and demands
• Work both in the office and on the ground
• Frequent visits: This position requires 60% of the incumbent’s work time in the field for the implementation of the project’s M & E activities
• Intensive periods of work at any time of the day and night.
• Work in several places and movements.
Key Internal Contacts
M&E coordinator, Project Coordinator, YEC Officer, YEC Advisor in the country or in WARO, Emergency Response Manager and other members of the Emergency Response team in Maroua PIIA.
Key External Contacts
Other agencies and groups responding to the emergency, in particular those working in the youths and social sectors.
Reports to the M&E Coordinator, Project coordinator, Program Influencing and Implementation Area Coordinator and the Emergency Response Manager as appropriate.
Plan International’s Values in Practice
We are open and accountable
Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
Develop trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
Closing Date: 13th May 2022
To apply for this job please visit jobs.plan-international.org.